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IOW ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO SEE SPRING, ACCORDING TO MSN

The Isle of Wight has been named as one of the best places to see Spring by website MSN Travel, according to iwcp.co.uk.

Travel writer Annabelle Thorpe praised the Island in particular for the area of Needles and Tennyson Down in the feature entitled ‘Amazing places to see spring in Britain’.

The path at this area sees residents and no doubt those on Isle of Wight holidays travel from the village of Freshwater up to the Needles Battery, then across Tennyson Down. This journey gives walkers great views across the Channel.

Ms Thorpe wrote on msn.com: “It’s a fairly taxing walk; six miles with a gradual, but quite stiff climb up to the monument and the Needles. But it’s worth it for the wonderful sense of space and sea air and there’s a restorative tea and cake on offer at the National Trust’s tea room at the Old Battery.”

The writer also praised the Island for its walking festival which take place every May, which is known as the largest walking festival in the country.

Other sites to make it on to the list include Winchcombe and Belas Knap in the Cotswolds, Foxley Wood in Norfolk and The Vale of Evesham in Worcestershire. The latter is often praised for its apple, plum and cherry orchards.